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✨✧ John BerberianOud Artistry (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Mainstream, Late 60s. New Copy (reissue)... $11.99
Groovy Eastern sounds from John Berberian – a musician we know from more rockish projects, but who steps out here on a relatively traditional set of tunes! As you'd guess from the title, Berberian's instrument is the oud – that weird stringed instrument we probably know best from Ahmed Abdul-Malik's jazz experiments of the early 60s, used here by John in styles that are much more in keeping with its Middle Eastern roots. The rhythms draw from Turkish, Armenian, and Arabic inspiration – and other instruments on the record include finger cymbals, clarinet, bongos, guitar, and assorted percussion. Most number features vocals sung in a haunting sort of tone – and tunes include "Rast Taksim", "Yarus", "Sevasda", "Savgulum", "Sevan 5/4", and "Azziza". (Global Grooves, Rock) LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Mike GibbsMike Gibbs Directs The Only Chrome-Waterfall Orchestra (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Bronze/Belle Antique (Japan), 1975. New Copy ... $33.99
A really wonderful step for UK jazzman Mike Gibbs – a musician who was part of the same big wave of late 60s creative talent that included Mike Westbrook and John Surman – but who really finds his own voice here on this album for the Bronze label! For years, there was a real dancing between UK avant jazz musicians, and some of the more jazz-oriented prog rockers – a mode heard especially on some of the Vertigo albums, such as work by Nucleus. But Gibbs sidesteps that moment beautifully, but really keeping things in a jazz perspective, but allowing in musicians who'd also drunk heavily of some of the electric brew – a core group here that includes Cahrlie Mariano on reeds, Philip Catherine on guitar, Steve Swallow on bass, Bob Moses on drums, Jumma Santos on percussion, and Gibbs himself on keyboards. Mariano and Catherine have an especially great sound here – more focus than on some other records, thanks to Gibbs' great writing and arrangements – and there's also a larger group of like-minded musicians on deck, including Derek Watkins and Kenny Wheeler on trumpet, Chris Pyne on trombone, Henry Lowther on flugelhorn, Ray Warleigh on alto, Alan Skidmore on tenor, and Tony Cole on tenor and bass clarinet – almost enough talent to make for one of those famous Lansdowne Studios sessions. The tunes are awash in color – some of Mike's best writing ever – and include "Tunnel Of Love", "Antique", "Undergrowth", and "Blackgang". (Jazz, Rock) CD
(SHM-CD pressing!)

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John HallAction ... CD
Columbia (Japan), 1970. New Copy ... $9.99
A great early solo effort from John Hall – an artist with roots in the New York folk scene, and later fame as a member of Orleans – but very much his own person on this early 70s set! The group on the record features some harmonica from John Sebastian – and in a way, the album's a bit like some of his own records after leaving Lovin Spoonful – material that's maybe more personal and down to earth, but put together with a very strong sound overall. Harvey Brooks produced, with a nicely no-nonsense approach – and instrumentation shifts between acoustic and electric currents, to fit the mood of Hall's well-written songs. Titles include "Park Lane Blues", "Scuffle", "Nu Toone", "Look In My Eyes", "Milwaukee", and "Going To The Valley". CD

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John Lennon & Yoko OnoTwo Virgins ... LP
Apple, 1968. Very Good+ ... $24.99
An amazing experimental set from the team of John Lennon & Yoko Ono – a record that might look hippy dippy on the cover, given its famous nude image of the pair – but which really unleashes a very experimental sound throughout – one that's more in keeping with Yoko's ties to the Fluxus movement than anything that John did before! In other words, if you dig the song "Revolution #9" on The White Album, you'll find a lot to love here – and all these many years later, the whole thing maybe is even better than before, away from the gooey love story behind it! LP, Vinyl record album
(Apple label pressing, in the brown outer sleeve. Cover & label have moisture stains along the bottom.)

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John Lennon & Yoko OnoUnfinished Music No 1 – Two Virgins (includes download with bonus tracks) ... LP
Apple/Secretly Canadian, 1968. New Copy (reissue)... $18.99 23.98
An amazing experimental set from the team of John Lennon & Yoko Ono – a record that might look hippy dippy on the cover, given its famous nude image of the pair – but which really unleashes a very experimental sound throughout – one that's more in keeping with Yoko's ties to the Fluxus movement than anything that John did before! In other words, if you dig the song "Revolution #9" on The White Album, you'll find a lot to love here – and all these many years later, the whole thing maybe is even better than before, away from the gooey love story behind it! LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes download with bonus tracks!)

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VariousHangman's Blues – Prison Songs In Country Music 1956 to 1972 ... CD
Omni (Australia), Late 50s/1960s/Early 70s. New Copy ... $16.99 19.99
Country music is no stranger to the prison walls – not just because big stars like Merle Haggard, Johnny Cash, and David Allen Coe were all incarcerated at one time – but also because the theme of time in jail was a standard in the music, almost from the very start! This totally excellent set – put together by the same folks who gave us Hillbillies In Hell – skips the early years of country/prison songs, and picks up right during the early days of rock and roll – a time when hard living was harder than ever, and themes of incarceration were a well-established part of the country scene. Most of the numbers here are straight country tunes, but with a very dark edge – and they're mixed with some rawer rockers that really keep things interesting – as does the overall presentation of the music. Titles include a great version of the Harlan Howard-penned, Johnny Cash-popularized "The Wall", sung by Freddie Hart – plus "Jailer Jailer" by Jim Carter, "Crash Out" by Jaycee Hill, "Sixteen Hundred Miles" by Dee Mullins, "The Ballad of Carl Chessman" by Ronnie Hawkins, "Caryl Chessman" by Country Johnny Mathis, "The Chair" by Marty Robbins, "Run" by Stonewall Jackson", "Twelve Years On Death Row" by Hoyle Miller", "Ball & Chain" by Tommy Faile, "I Always Did Like Leavenworth" by George Kent, "The Eyes Of Death" by Danny Dill, "I Got Stripes" by Howard Crockett, "21 Miles To Lake Charles Prison" by Johnny Paycheck, and "(I Heard That) Lonesome Whistle by Porter Wagoner. (Folk/Country, Rock) CD

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✨✧ John MayallTen Years Are Gone ... LP
Polydor, 1973. Used 2LP Gatefold ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Very groovy work from John Mayall – a double-length set from the early 70s, featuring some great help from American soul jazz musicians! The group here is small, and the lineup features Red Holloway on saxes, Blue Mitchell on trumpet, Freddy Robinson on guitar, and Sugarcane Harris on violin – all in a mode that has plenty of Mayall's familiar blues, but which also takes on some jazzier inflections too! The vibe's a bit like some of Sugarcane's albums of the time – rootsy in the rhythms, but tighter on instrumentation, with an occasional dose of funk – thanks to heavy drums from Keef Hartley, the only UK player who seems to be working on the date besides Mayall. Titles include "California Campground", "Drifting", "Driving Till The Break Of Day", "Don't Hang Me Up", "I Still Care", "Burning Sun", "Sitting Here Thinking", and "Dark Of The Night". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ John Mayall's Blues BreakersCrusade ... LP
London, 1967. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
John Mayall's on a new crusade here – hitting lines that are almost more truly blusey than his previous albums – thanks to a new lineup in the Blues Breakers combo! Alongside Mayall's lead on vocals, organ, harmonica, and bottleneck guitar – the group also features Mick Taylor on guitar, John McVie on bass, Keep Hartley on drums, Chris Mercer on tenor, and Rip Kant on baritone sax – the latter two of whom help keep the set from being a straight Chicago electric blues copy. Titles include "I Can't Quit You Baby", "Streamline", "Snowy Wood", "Man Of Stone", "Stand Back Baby", and "My Time After A While". LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue label stereo pressing.)

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✨✧ MotorheadMotorhead (200 gram pressing) ... LP
Drastic Plastic, 1977. New Copy (reissue)... Out Of Stock
In case you stumbled upon the wrong record, they are Motorhead and they play rock n' roll! This is pre-Ace Of Spades, groundwork-paving, gnarly, primitive and incendiary Motorhead – too loud and fast for mainstream rockers, too menacing for fancy lads of all stripes, too gutteral and nasty even for most early metal fans – the world just didn't know what to make of Lemmy & co. They'd catch up, eventually. Titles include "Motorhead", "Vibrator", "Lost Johnny", "Iron Horse/Born To Lose"., "White Line Fever", "Keepers On The Road", our second favorite version of "Train Kept A Rollin'" (sorry, Aerosmith) and "The Watcher". LP, Vinyl record album
(Numbered limited edition of 1500!)

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✨✧ MotorheadMotorhead (clear & black swirled vinyl pressing) ... LP
Drastic Plastic, 1977. New Copy (reissue)... Out Of Stock
In case you stumbled upon the wrong record, they are Motorhead and they play rock n' roll! This is pre-Ace Of Spades, groundwork-paving, gnarly, primitive and incendiary Motorhead – too loud and fast for mainstream rockers, too menacing for fancy lads of all stripes, too gutteral and nasty even for most early metal fans – the world just didn't know what to make of Lemmy & co. They'd catch up, eventually. Titles include "Motorhead", "Vibrator", "Lost Johnny", "Iron Horse/Born To Lose"., "White Line Fever", "Keepers On The Road", our second favorite version of "Train Kept A Rollin'" (sorry, Aerosmith) and "The Watcher". LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition of 1500 numbered copies.)

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✨✧ VariousHangman's Blues – Prison Songs In Country Music 1956 to 1972 ... LP
Omni/Iron Mountain Analog Research (Australia), Late 50s/1960s/Early 70s. New Copy Gatefold ... Out Of Stock
Country music is no stranger to the prison walls – not just because big stars like Merle Haggard, Johnny Cash, and David Allen Coe were all incarcerated at one time – but also because the theme of time in jail was a standard in the music, almost from the very start! This totally excellent set – put together by the same folks who gave us Hillbillies In Hell – skips the early years of country/prison songs, and picks up right during the early days of rock and roll – a time when hard living was harder than ever, and themes of incarceration were a well-established part of the country scene. Most of the numbers here are straight country tunes, but with a very dark edge – and they're mixed with some rawer rockers that really keep things interesting – as does the overall presentation of the music. Titles include a great version of the Harlan Howard-penned, Johnny Cash-popularized "The Wall", sung by Freddie Hart – plus "Jailer Jailer" by Jim Carter, "Crash Out" by Jaycee Hill, "Prison Grey" by Dee Mullins, "The Ballad of Carol Chessman" by Ronnie Hawkins, "The Chair" by Marty Robbins, "Run" by Stonewall Jackson", "Twelve Years On Death Row" by Hoyle Miller", "(I Heard That) Lonesome Whistle by Porter Wagoner and more. (Folk/Country, Rock) LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Hangman's Blues – Prison Songs In Country Music 1956 to 1972 ... CD 16.99

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✨✧ CCSTap Turns On The Water – The CCS Story (CCS/CCS II/Best Band In The Land/Singles) ... CD
RAK/Esoteric (UK), Early 70s. New Copy 2CD ... Out Of Stock
Brilliant work from CCS – a jazz-rock big band led by UK blues rocker Alexis Korner, arranged by Brit easy maestro John Cameron, and produced to full strength by the legendary Mickie Most! The group had a sound that was really great – with lots of fuzzy guitars up front in the mix, supported by a larger, fuller blend of horns, funky bass, and drums. The sound was a more rock-based take on styles that had been showing up on late 60s soundtracks and 70s sound library albums – but which is served up here with a more straightforward punch that makes for plenty of guitar-based funky moments. A few tracks get a bit bluesier – in keeping with Korner's heritage – but the whole set grooves pretty darn nicely – and this 2CD package features the entire RAK albums by the group – three album's worth of material, plus tracks from singles too! Titles include "Boom Boom", "Walking", "Dos Cantos", "Sunrise", "Living In The Past", "Black Dog", "Tap Turns On The Water", "Sixteen Tons", "If I Never Sing Another Song", "City", "This Is My Love", "Whole Lotta Rock & Roll", "Our Man In London", "Memphis", "Hurricane Coming", "Hang It On Me", and "Lola". CD

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✨✧ VariousBobby Gillespie Presents Sunday Mornin Comin Down ... CD
Ace (UK), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A totally amazing mix of music – one that's bound to blow you away, even if you think you know what it's all about! Bobby Gillespie is best known as the driving force behind Primal Scream, but he's also got a hell of an ear for sounds from the late 60s and early 70s – particularly spacey, trippy tracks that still sound revolutionary all these many years later! But what's really revolutionary is the way that Bobby stacks them together – in a sonic progression that seems to make the individual songs resonate even more in the company of each other – like that rare moment when a special DJ gets things totally right, and has you stunned at each new track as the whole thing rolls along. The huge track list is complemented by some great notes, too – track by track essays that explain the nature of each tune, and its place in the set. Titles include "Midnight Cowboy" by John Barry, "As We Go Along" by The Monkees, "Willin" by Little Feat, "Phantasmagoria In Two" by Tim Buckley, "War In Peace" by Alexander Skip Spence, "May The Circle Remain Unbroken" by 13th Floor Elevators, "Ice People" by Link Wray, "Breathe On Me" by Ronnie Wood, "Precious Memories" by Willie Nelson, "Wild Mountain Thyme" by The Byrds, "Born To Be With You" by Dion, and three great Beach Boys cuts – "Till I Die (alt mix)", "Forever (acapella mix)", and "You're Welcome". CD

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Jan AkkermanTabernakel/Eli ... CD
Atco/BGO (UK), 1973/1976. New Copy ... $14.99
Compelling work from this European guitar talent – two albums on a single CD! On Tabernakel, guitarist Jan Akkerman bridges many worlds – deftly stepping between spare acoustic guitar modes and some much more dynamic electric ones – but all with a sense of care and vision that really makes the record come together! The set begins with a few themes from John Dowland, updated by Akkerman, but still played with an ancient sort of vibe – one that leads into some very cool fusion moments that mix centuries-old aesthetics with the modern – creating a sense of anachronism that really keeps things interesting. Gene Orloff handled some of the larger arrangements, but the focus is always on Akkerman's deft work on the guitar – and titles include "Britannia", "House Of The King", "Javeh", "Lammy", and "A Fantasy". Eli is a real standout! Jan Akkerman did plenty of unusual projects in the 70s, and this album may well be the best of them – an outing with vocalist Kaz Lux, whose unique phrasing really helps give the music a lot of focus! Akkerman's still hanging nicely between rock, funk, and jazz – but the use of vocals means that some of his guitar lines are a bit more spacious in ways that we really love, especially when they mix in these cool cosmic passages with the MPS-like keyboards of Jasper Van't Hof. The album's hardly a straight fusion album, but it's also not really a rock one either – more like a fusion set with vocals in all the right places – on titles that include "Guardian Angel", "Tranquilizer", "Can't Fake A Good Time", "Naked Actress", "Wings Of Strings", and "Strindberg". (Jazz, Rock) CD

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✨✧ Ken LauberKen Lauber ... CD
Decca/Universal (Japan), 1971. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Ken Lauber's the kind of hip, overlooked songwriter who emerged in the generation after folks like Tim Hardin, John Hartford, and Jimmy Webb – able to effortlessly write songs that often tell a little tale of life in the darker stretches of society – but with this slightly redemptive vibe that makes them a lot more powerful than some of the hobo or redneck rock of the time! Like Hardin and Hartford especially, Lauber's got this way of making you think he's actually been through the trenches, yet can still find the special sorts of joy that keep life moving forward – set to well-penned arrangements here that bring in just the right currents of country without ever sounding too cliched. Much hipper than the usual country rock album of the time – with titles that include "The South Was My Home", "Children Of Morning", "Fire Burned Brightly", "My Hands Are Tied", "I've Been A Fool", and "You're Not The Only One Unloved". CD
(SHM-CD pressing!)

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Tommy Boyce & Bobby HartI Wonder What She's Doing Tonite ... LP
A&M, Late 60s. Very Good ... $14.99
Brilliant 60s pop from the team of Tommy Boyce & Bobby Hart – best known for their key early songwriting work for The Monkees, but a heck of a great duo on their own! Boyce & Hart have a sparkly, sunshiney sound that's very much a part of The Monkees generation – a beautiful post-folk, post-surf blend of styles, and one that's served up with all the warmth and charm that made The Monkees so great – yet also with some cool twists and turns that make a record like this so great – the kind of chance-taking that A&M sometimes allowed its artists to take at the time! Backings are super-groovy – arranged by Artie Butler and Don McGinis – and titles include "I Wonder What She's Doing Tonite", "Teardrop City", "I Wanna Be Free", "The Countess", "Population", and "Two For The Price Of One" – a great cover of a Larry Williams & Johnny Watson soul tune! LP, Vinyl record album
(Brown label stereo pressing. Cover has a center split on the bottom seam, with small stains on the corners.)

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Sunday FunniesSunday Funnies ... LP
Rare Earth, 1971. Very Good+ Gatefold ... Just Sold Out!
An excellent batch of funky rock from The Sunday Funnies – a group we only know from this album, but who have the distinction of being produced by the great Andrew Oldham! The set's got a feel that's in keeping with the sound of Motown's Rare Earth label – well-crafted and jamming work, done in a style that's a bit more soulful than the average hard rock record of the time – nice currents of funk in the rhythms, and a fuzzy groove th at has that label's legacy of easily stepping over different modes, but in a very cohesive way. The songwriting's especially nice – and the group have a really full-on Detroit sound in their guitars – and the album's dedicated to an unusual batch of heroes who include Arthur C Clarke, Kahil Gibran, Herman Hesse, Pieter Bruegel, and Johnny Carson. Titles include "The Axe", "Child Of Mine", "Let The Son Shine In", "Tell Me", "You & I", and "Walk Down The Path Of Freedom". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some surface wear, edge wear, and a small corner cut.)
Also available Sunday Funnies (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD 29.99

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Sunday FunniesSunday Funnies (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Rare Earth/Big Pink (Japan), 1971. New Copy Gatefold ... $29.99
An excellent batch of funky rock from The Sunday Funnies – a group we only know from this album, but who have the distinction of being produced by the great Andrew Oldham! The set's got a feel that's in keeping with the sound of Motown's Rare Earth label – well-crafted and jamming work, done in a style that's a bit more soulful than the average hard rock record of the time – nice currents of funk in the rhythms, and a fuzzy groove that has that label's legacy of easily stepping over different modes, but in a very cohesive way. The songwriting's especially nice – and the group have a really full-on Detroit sound in their guitars – and the album's dedicated to an unusual batch of heroes who include Arthur C Clarke, Kahil Gibran, Herman Hesse, Pieter Bruegel, and Johnny Carson. Titles include "The Axe", "Child Of Mine", "Let The Son Shine In", "Tell Me", "You & I", and "Walk Down The Path Of Freedom". CD

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VariousChartbusters USA – Special Country Edition ... CD
Ace (UK), Late 60s. New Copy ... $14.99
A fantastic entry in this great series from Ace Records – a set that looks at some of the bigger country music hits of the late 60s, but in a way that moves way past the obvious and iconic! Sure, there's some well-known tracks here, but there's also a number that broke big at the time, but fell off the radar over the years – especially some of the unusual hits by big stars, or standout numbers by artists who maybe never hit the bigtime again. The variety of styles and themes is great – and really reflects some of the politics and anxieties of the time – and overall, given the helpful notes, the whole thing is similar to the excellent Dim Lights, Thick Smoke, & Hillbilly Music series on Bear Family. Titles include "The First Thing Every Morning" by Jimmy Dean, "Flowers On The Wall" by The Statler Brothers, "Girl On The Billboard" by Del Reeves, "Singing My Song" by Tammy Wynette, "Mr Walker It's All Over" by Billie Jo Spears, "I Wanna Live" by Glen Campbell, "Skip A Rope" by Henson Cargill, "What's Made Milwaukee Famous" by Jerry Lee Lewis, "Understand Your Man" by Johnny Cash, "Miller's Cave" by Bobby Bare, "Almost Persuaded" by David Houston, "Begging To You" by Marty Robbins, "Carroll County Accident" by Porter Wagoner, "Chug A Lug" by Roger Miller, "Okie From Muskogee" by Merle Haggard, and "Six White Horses" by Tommy Cash. (Folk/Country, Rock) CD

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VariousLand Of 1000 Dances Vol 2 – The Ultimate Compilation Of Hit Dances 1956 to 1966 ... CD
Ace (UK), Late 50s/Early 60s. New Copy ... $10.99 18.99
Dancefloor stormers from one of the most fruitful periods in American music – a set of tracks that were all based around a specific style or dancing mode, but which have gone onto become some of the best-remembered grooves of the time! The collection brings together Northern Soul, group harmony tracks, blues and rockers, and even a few Latin-styled tracks as well – most of which lent their name to a dance fad that they either inspired, or were recorded to help push forward – although the music here is more than great enough to keep on going, long after the dancefloor has died down! And given the strength of these cuts, the whole thing's way more than just a collection of faddish tracks – because these tunes have lasted a lot longer than their steps on the floor. Titles on this second volume include "Let's Stomp" by Bobby Comstock, "Twine Time" by Alvin Cash, "Shake A Tail Feather" by The Five Du-Tones, "Shimmy Shimmy" by Bobby Freeman, "The Jerk" by The Larks, "Loop De Loop" by Johnny Thunder, "The Twist" by Hank Ballard, "The Crusher" by The Novas, "Bacon Fat" by Andre Williams, "Baby Workout" by Jackie Wilson, "Skate Now" by Lou Courtney, "Barefootin" by Robert Parker, "Pop Eye" by Huey Smith, "The Wobble" by Curtis Lee, "Twistin USA" by Danny & The Juniors, "The Bird's The Word" by The Rivingtons, "The Bounce" by The Olympics, "The Madison (part 1)" by Ray Bryant, "Dance With The Guitar Man" by Duane Eddy, and "The Roach" by Gene & Wendell. (Soul, Rock) CD
 
 
 



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